In August of 2009 I was awared the Grand Prize for the Pure Michigan Professional Photo Contest. 50 photographers competed nationwide for each of ten spots. Each of the ten photographers photographed in their respective designated locations in the state for four months. I submitted a portfolio of 30 images from the Flint and Genesee County area. The judges included a National Geographic photographer, the editor of Outdoor Photographer and the photo editor of Arizona.
Below are the 30 photographs I submitted that won the contest and a $5,000 prize. Twelve photos are in the first pages of the book. To order the book click here.